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The City collects property taxes in the summer (July 1) and winter (December 1). The taxes are collected for the operation of the city itself, as well as East Lansing School District, Lansing School District, Haslett School District, Bath School District, Ingham Intermediate School District, Clinton County Regional Education Service Agency, Lansing Community College, Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA), Ingham County, Clinton County and the State of Michigan Education Millage. View the City of East Lansing's Property Tax Handout (PDF) for a more specific breakdown of where property taxes go and to learn how the portion of taxes kept by the City is used.
The city millage rate is established by City Council with limitations established by the city charter. The boards of the other jurisdictions establish their own millage rate. Each year the millage rate changes depending on the taxing authority’s budget needs. View the tax rates online.
If you have any questions, please call the Treasury Department at (517) 319-6872.
Each governing body that levies property taxes sets its own millage rate annually. Usually, a city charter or a vote of the electorate has determined the maximum number of mills each governing body can levy. A mill represents $1 per $1000 of taxable value. If you have any questions, please call the Treasury Department at (517) 319-6872.